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Old 05-08-2017, 05:47 PM   #4173
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Maggie, being single I too consider how bad it could be if I got ripe for several days before anyone noticed. Wonder if the services that can tell if I've fallen would also notice if I hadn't moved at all.

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Old 05-08-2017, 05:58 PM   #4174
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I would hope.


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Old 05-08-2017, 06:05 PM   #4175
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When my Dad was still living at his home alone- I got him one of those pendants that worked on cell service he could hit if he had a problem.
It also would go off if he fell. I found out it worked well, since I dropped it on my passenger seat of the car from about 3" and they called me in about 30 seconds.

it paid off, he had a stroke and pushed the button- the aid car showed right up and the company called me and let me know. (He is living in assitisted living now, nice place and close to me. Not as nice as being at home but that just wouldn't work for him anymore).

For someone living alone it could make a very big difference.

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Old 05-08-2017, 06:31 PM   #4176
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That's good to hear, but I'm not ready to think about a gadget like that.


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Old 05-08-2017, 07:59 PM   #4177
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Walt Longmire is a grieving widower...letting go of his late wife in stages.

I get it.

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Yes, living alone, there is that issue... I have a neighbor lady who stops by to see if I'm ok... she used to come every day before the dog died... she loved that pup.. now she comes every few days... I think she was more worried about Gracie being here alone than me getting ripe!!! What if you go in your sleep??? Does the device know you haven't moved for a day or so??? What a different subject!!! Hugs and love to everyone... keep moving!!!
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:35 PM   #4179
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Lilacs thru the window in my daughter's old room...Doug and I planted these the last fall he was alive.


I love lilacs. Grew up in NH and our lilac bushes were big enough for climbing

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Old 05-09-2017, 04:59 AM   #4180
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If we go in our sleep, or don't know what hit us, do we care if our physical bodies are not immediately hauled off to the morgue?

I don't know that I do...it's Lily I worry about a bit.


Hi Dana!

Lilacs here will get enormous, but many people keep ones around their homes trimmed back to be more like shrubs, and their spring blossom show is really prettier with that trimming.

Others use rows of them as privacy hedges, and they can get to be 7'-8' high.

I love the way they look, and their beautiful fragrance.

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Blackie jumps like that when it's time for me to feed her. Must be a lab thing. They do leap.
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Emptying the big sideboard today, one drawer of it has held all the cards from all the flowers Doug ever sent me....beginning the day after our first date in December 1986, the last our 21st wedding anniversary in November 2013...along with the pile of his ink-drawn hearts, our initials within and an arrow going thru, which he drew in later years on paper tablecloths at restaurants.

Also occasion or just-because cards that didn't fit in the stuffed full drawer in the bedroom.

We spent 10 days in Paris in November 2012, to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.
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Glad that you had a love like that. Not everyone is so richly blessed.
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I know, and I am grateful every day for his time in my life.

It wasn't perfect, but we were bonded, and we were soul mates...that is special....we got each other better than anyone else.

Sigh. Life.

My current prayer shawl project....the stitch is called "thistle".

I've just finished a pretty pink one, and this is a very pale green...spring colors.
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WOW. Beautiful.
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Thanks, Gerard...it is a lovely but very simple stitch.

"We'll always have Paris" is, of course, a famous quote by Rick to Ilsa in "Casablanca"....a favorite movie of Doug's, one of the few that we owned and watched several times a year.

Doug ushered at the local theatre when he was in high school...many of us remember when movie houses had ushers ...and saw many movies many, many times.

He was a virtual storehouse of movie trivia.


Whenever I am watching or reading the news, and see something I know he would pay close attention to, the tangible connection to him and his legacy to my life and person palpably increases.

Look at that, honey!


Doug was smarter than me, and more aware and learned in some areas than I could ever hope to be.

I turned to him for explanation and clarification of many events, world-wide and/or political, as he forgot more in his lifetime than I ever knew and understood on many topics...and he didn't forget much.

These were his areas of study and expertise, while mine were much different. We helped each other at different points in time.

Watching and reading the news these past six months or so, I often visualize him standing near, pursing his lips and shaking his head.

I try to imagine his comments and predictions, and wish he were here to share them.

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